Lemon Trees

Pruning a Lemon Tree Started From a Seed?

Shine508 added on August 20, 2012 | Answered

I started a lemon tree from a seed. It is getting tall with only one stem. What should I do? I have it staked up right now so it won't fall over. I just love starting plants from seeds. Please help!!

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Answered on August 21, 2012

I would wait at least a year or two (in age) before pruning the tree, which can be done in spring or summer. Lemon trees are pruned to maintain a pleasing shape, so you can prune as you see fit to shape it the way you like. Do not cut off more than 1/3 of the plant per year as this can hurt the plant.

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